FOBG is presenting an illustrated talk of the history of landscape design in Germany, concentrating particularly on twentieth century and current trends, from the work of the great plantsman Karl Foerster to the fabulous ‘German Wave’, as seen at Hermannshof, the renowned experimental botanical and trial gardens in the hill-town of Weinheim north of Heidelberg. For further details see flyer here.
FOBG’s regular plant sales are great source of funds for the gardens, and a way for gardeners to obtain a variety of well-grown, healthy plants at very competitive prices. FOBG’s Propagation Group grows a range of garden-worthy and sometimes unusual plants, including shrubs, climbers, perennials and vegetables. Included in our perennial range is a fine collection of salvias. For further details refer to the FOBG web site.
Garden DesignFest, showcasing the work of some of Victoria’s leading professional garden designers, will be held again in November.
Gardens will be open to the public (10am to 5pm) over two weekends:
• 10 and 11 November: Gardens in rural Victoria (Ballarat, Bendigo and Macedon area) See flyer here.
• 17 and 18 November: Gardens in the Metropolitan area and Mornington Peninsula
Approximately 30 hand-picked, professionally designed, private gardens will be open to visit, all with high profile designers represented. Information about the gardens is now available via this link.
This annual community event, now in it’s fifth year, is organised by Business & Tourism Creswick Inc. All profits are used for local Creswick projects. We invite you to visit the scenic, historic Central Goldfields Region of Victoria and see an array of diverse private gardens, iconic commercial gardens and nurseries, and more.
This year’s event will be held on:
Saturday 10 November, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 11 November, 9.00am to 4.00pm
For more details follow this link.
Current and emerging female leaders in the Australian horticulture industry can now apply for a leadership development scholarship valued up to $10,941.
The scholarship, which is celebrating its second year, is funded by Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), with the scholarship grants covering up to 60 per cent of the cost of the following three types of training programs:
- The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program
- The Executive Ready Program
- The Advanced Leadership Program
Participants will learn skills such as heightened presence and influence, managing team dynamics and driving performance and leading innovation and change.
With positive shifts already seen in the attitudes towards women in horticulture, Hort innovation and NGIV hope to encourage more women into taking leadership roles within the industry.
The funding is available to individuals and groups of employees who own or work within businesses that pay a levy to Hort Innovation.
Expressions of interest close on Friday, 7 December at 5pm AEDT, for more information and to apply follow the links:
Apply via the WLA website, visit www.wla.edu.au/horticulture.html
For more information about the partnership with Hort Innovation, click here
FOBG regular plant sales are great source of funds for the gardens, and a way for gardeners to obtain a variety of well-grown, healthy plants at very competitive prices. The Propagation Group grows a range of garden-worthy and sometimes unusual plants, including shrubs, climbers, perennials and vegetables. Included in the FOBG perennial range is a fine collection of salvias.
Wednesday 29th, August
12:00 – 3:00pm
Choose from a selection of native and exotic deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs,
perennials, bulbs, succulents, indoor and food plants
Location – outside the Student Union Building
Parking on Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) No car access to campus.
Funds raised go to Burnley Gardens Projects – see “Achievements” section of website for details. For more info go to this link.
BBM Youth Support Awards open for applications
BBM Youth Support is offering one $8,000 Award to young horticulturalists aged 16-23, designed to help the successful applicant develop specialist skills and widen their networks overseas. Upon their return, awardees are then encouraged to share these skills, enriching communities as role models, mentors, teachers and employers.
If you are eligible and between the ages of 16 and 23 and are passionate about developing your skills overseas, please apply using the link below.
Applications close in August – please contact Melanie 02 9233 4005 for exact date- and are judged by a panel of selectors from a number of horticulture institutions, and BBM Youth Support.
Friends of Burnley Garden Inc invite you to a talk by Warwick Forge on the Gardens of India & Kashmir. For more details please see this flyer.
Deciding on a career change comes after years of yearning, searching, reflection and determination. The journey into Landscape Design has many varied pathways, often leaving a chasm of learning yet to be discovered, with no guide. Many dreams fall into this chasm and yet the way through is known, just not shared. It’s time that changed, to give flight to what really ignites you.
Dirtscape Dreaming is offering a number of workshops and a seminar to facilitate your career change. For more details please follow this link.
The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust is hosting Rose Pruning Workshops at three of its Memorial sites: Fawkner, Lilydale, and Altona
Sessions will be held at the same time/dates across all sites:
- Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10-11am
- Thursday 5 July 2018, 1-2pm
For more details check out their website.